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  • vitamin-d
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    • July 19, 2010, 02:28:16 pm
    • Jiangsu, China
~ Crazy Inventions ~
« on: July 26, 2010, 10:33:50 am »
Here is a simple lesson on 'Crazy Inventions'.
Please find the lesson plan and worksheet attached.
« Last Edit: April 13, 2011, 08:48:21 am by vitamin-d »
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  • cejacobs
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    • August 29, 2010, 08:53:12 pm
    • Gwangju, South Korea
Re: Crazy Inventions
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2010, 04:08:44 pm »
This looks like a GREAT lesson! I'll be adapting it a bit for middle school. Any chance you've got the ppt you used and could post it?

Thanks!!!


  • rh8987
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    • September 04, 2010, 09:19:06 pm
Re: Crazy Inventions
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2010, 03:33:57 pm »
Great lesson, thanks! I was in a rush and this worked out great with my high school first years. They really got into creating their own invention and even presenting to the class. I've attached a short ppt I made up to go with this lesson.


  • sambelina78
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    • August 31, 2010, 07:16:20 pm
    • Haenam-eup, Jeollanam-do
Re: Crazy Inventions
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2010, 03:46:24 pm »
i also made an inventions lesson. i did it with a 3rd grade middle school class, but it can be adapted for older - high school students should be able to talk more in English during the inventions game.

first introduce inventors - ask class what an inventor is (it is written in Korean, so i get them to explain in English).
then they have a worksheet and have to match the inventor to the invention. I laminated 10 colour copies of the worksheet without the sentences on the back so the students can see the pictures in colour. The  i copied in black and white a worksheet for each student with with sentences on the back so as you go through the answers they can fill in the correct words.

Go through the answers with them. surprisingly they didn't know Facebook - i kind of thought everyone did - so instead i explained it is similar to Twitter and MySpace and MSN Messenger on the internet, a way to chat to friends.
After the first answer, i went through the sentence structure with them and got them to make a sentence each time we went through a new invention.

Then you do the game. This may be a little complicated. the students have word cards and picture cards. the aim is to find picture cards from their friends to match their words. they have to keep the word card and get new picture cards. they should be trying to use the vocabulary on the cards by reading carefully. encourage the to ask for help!

there are 30 pictures and 30 word cards. i did this with a class of 15 and a class of 32. i have made 3 sets of cards. so for the bigger class they had 3 pictures and 3 word cards. for the smaller class they had 6 pictures and 6 word cards. depending on the levels, you will need to decide how many they can cope with!

at the end, if there is time i go through some of the inventions with them... i point at a square on the screen and ask if they know this in English (sometimes they do, sometimes they don't). i write the English name on the board and get the students to show me who has the card.

for really high level students, you could ask them to write some sentences about what each object is for - this requires homework maybe! and honesty on their part - they need to think of new sentences rather than what has been written on the word card!

i laminated the card game so it can be reused and printed it in colour - after only 2 lessons some have gone missing already so i will need to make some more!
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  • cc10det
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    • September 03, 2010, 07:17:56 am
    • Seoul, South Korea
Re: Crazy Inventions
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2010, 12:04:03 pm »
Yes, It's a good leeon. I blended 2 of the powerpoints to create a super lesson. See how it goers next week. Also, just an fyi for factual accuracy... Edison did not invent the light bulb, but rather made it more easily available to the masses. 


  • vitamin-d
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    • July 19, 2010, 02:28:16 pm
    • Jiangsu, China
Re: Crazy Inventions
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2010, 12:18:21 pm »
Yes, a British guy invented the light bulb I'm pretty sure.
However, it's easier not to get into such semantics with Koreans.
Wouldn't you agree?
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  • sambelina78
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    • August 31, 2010, 07:16:20 pm
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Re: Crazy Inventions
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2010, 12:21:37 pm »
i know there is a quibble about who invented the darn thing... but as Edison is pretty famous i figured it was better to stick to what the Korean students would know...

I didn't know it was a British guy and I am a Brit!
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  • creeper1
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    • September 09, 2010, 09:02:08 am
    • Hwaseong City
Re: Crazy Inventions
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2010, 03:18:39 pm »
This video ties in nicely with this topic. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdUMy9HzdWo


  • vitamin-d
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    • July 19, 2010, 02:28:16 pm
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Re: Crazy Inventions
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2010, 07:50:19 am »
lol, oh dear.
Wow, this is so similar to Dragons' Den.
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  • creeper1
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    • September 09, 2010, 09:02:08 am
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Re: Crazy Inventions
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2010, 02:21:24 pm »
I modified the original ppt to include some crazy inventions for discussion. IMHO it is more interesting now. Since I am from Scotland I put a lot of Scots inventors in here. Hope someone enjoys.


Inventions Lesson
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2011, 09:48:31 am »
This is a fun lesson I made on inventions.  There are some video clips I show during the class to give the kinds a good idea of a couple inventions I'm talking about in the ppt.

Please share your comments or questions if you download it.  If you like this lesson my other lessons are linked below:
1. Guinness Book - http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,6479.0.html
2. World Food - http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,5494.0.html
3. Bucket List - http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,5495.0.html


NOTE: I zipped the lesson folder into one file to make everything tidier to download.  Most of you will have no problems unzipping it I assume.  If you can't open the file, just download WinRAR from the link below and install it.  Then you'll have no problems opening compressed files after that.

http://download.cnet.com/WinRAR-32-bit/3000-2250_4-10007677.html?tag=rb_content;main
« Last Edit: March 30, 2011, 09:56:43 pm by adventure_rider »


  • Ectofuego
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    • November 02, 2010, 09:21:10 am
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Re: Inventions Lesson
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2011, 09:56:25 am »
My apologies, the moment i set it to download I got hit with something.  Maybe it is from my network.  Im sorry for the trouble
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    • November 02, 2010, 09:21:10 am
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Re: Inventions Lesson
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2011, 10:09:07 am »
done and done.  Where did you find all of these crazy inventions online?  Are there more that you did not post?
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Re: Inventions Lesson
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2011, 10:25:50 am »
I just found them by looking online and on youtube.  I posted all the ones I have.


Re: Inventions Lesson
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2011, 12:15:45 pm »
 :D Thanks a lot, I'm glad you like it.  I've got a couple more lessons posted and bunch more that I'll get around to posting soon.


Re: Crazy Inventions
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2011, 01:20:27 pm »
Here's another adaptation


  • daveb
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    • March 07, 2011, 10:08:52 am
Re: Inventions Lesson
« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2011, 08:59:21 pm »
Legend, this is a winning lesson in my all boy's middle school.

Thanks a lot, man!!!  ;D


Re: Inventions Lesson
« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2011, 09:11:32 pm »
So glad to hear that it worked well!  :D


  • colmmccann
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    • February 09, 2011, 03:24:18 am
    • Chungju, Chungbuk Provience, SK
Re: Inventions Lesson
« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2011, 09:19:22 pm »
Great PPT and lesson! I have been able to spread it over 2 lessons and the students loved it!

THANK YOU! :-* :-* :-*


  • goulash
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Re: Inventions Lesson
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2011, 10:07:29 pm »
I did a lesson on inventions with my kids not so long ago, and then the next week did an advertising lesson. (You can see where this is going can't you?) For the third week, I combined the two so that the kids had to create an invention and then market it to the class via a poster and presentation. Actually took a couple of lessons to complete, but was lots of fun!

Maybe something to think about?

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